Western Australia Adults

Genetic Services WA:

The Genetic Services of WA is a vital resource for WA OI patients. Their clinic is located at King Edward’s Memorial Hospital.

Genetic Services of WA (GSWA) provides a comprehensive statewide diagnostic and confidential counselling service in clinical genetics.

GSWA consists of 3 subspecialty sections:

  • Genetic Paediatric Services
  • Familial Cancer Program
  • Obstetrics and General Genetic Services.

Clients are primarily referred to as GSWA by GPs, specialists, or hospital inpatient/outpatient wards or departments. Self-referrals may be accepted in some instances.

GSWA offers a full range of programs relevant to the modern practice of medical genetics. Services are provided by clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors working closely with molecular and cytogenetic laboratories and associated disciplines, such as diagnostic imaging and obstetrics.

The protocols and procedures accord with the Human Genetic Society of Australasia (external site) Guidelines for Genetic Service.

You will need a referral from your GP for an appointment with GSWA. 

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Endocrinologists:

Professor Richard Prince

Prof Richard Prince has over 30 years’ experience as an endocrinology specialist physician. His areas of expertise include general endocrinology with an emphasis on bone and mineral (calcium and phosphorus) disorders, thyroid disease and diabetes.

Dr Richard Prince has published over 270 research papers in top journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and Nature Genetics as can be seen on his Academic Staff Profile at the University of Western Australia.

He offers face to face consultation at his office in Hollywood Hospital Nedlands, also 4 times a year at Merredin for wheat belt patients and regular Telehealth services via Skype where the patient is contacted via a computer in their home or nearby so they do not have to travel to Perth or Merredin while Prof Prince remains in Perth.

Visit Professor Prince’s Website here.


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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that causes a person's bones to break easily, often from little or no apparent trauma. OI is also called "brittle bone disease." OI varies in severity from person to person, ranging from a mild type to a severe type that causes death before or shortly after birth.

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